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Population
  2010 2011
Population 672,591 683,932
State Rank 48 48
Median Age 37.0 36.7
Total 8 year-olds 7,755 8,009
Boys 3,929 4,111
Girls 3,826 3,898
Total 9 year-olds 7,728 7,802
Boys 3,988 3,939
Girls 3,740 3,863
Total 10 year-olds 7,738 7,743
Boys 3,972 3,993
Girls 3,766 3,750
Total 11 year-olds 7,819 7,848
Boys 4,008 4,010
Girls 3,811 3,838
Total 12 year-olds 8,106 7,857
Boys 4,140 4,021
Girls 3,966 3,836
 
How People Get to Work:
Drive Alone 80.0% 79.1%
Car Pool 8.6% 9.5%
Public Transportation 0.7% 0.4%
Work at Home 5.2% 5.7%

Geography
Capital Bismarck
Largest City Fargo city
Second Largest City Bismarck city
Persons Per Square Mile (State, 2010) 9.7

Business
  2000 2010
Dentist Offices 237 257
Amusement Parks 1 0
Fast-Food Restaurants 487 533
Toy Stores 21 27
Video/Disc Rental Stores 46 37
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 3 3
Candy & Nut Stores 4 4
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 23 18
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 0 0

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: November 2, 1889
  • Population 1900: 319,146
  • Population 1950: 619,636
  • Population 2000: 642,200

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Peace Garden State
  • Flower: Wild Prairie Rose
  • Tree: American Elm
  • Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Horse: Nokota Horse
  • Grass: Western Wheatgrass

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Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and County Business Patterns.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.